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Gatsby: A React-based static-site generator

malkebulan profile image Mensah Alkebu-Lan Originally published at blogs.uequations.com ・1 min read

Gatsby is a React-based static site generator powered by GraphQL.
To create a new Gatsby project, we can, first,install the Gatsby CLI via npm:

npm install -g Gatsby

From here, we can create a new Gatsby project:

gatsby new [rootPath] [starter]

Starters allow us to quickly spin up different types of Gatsby sites. There are a number of Gatsby starters right within the GatsbyJs Github repo (https://gihub.com/gatsbyjs). For example, if you wanted to create a Gatsby project with a blog boilerplate, you could do the following:

gatsby new my-blog https://gihub.com/gatsbyjs/gatsby-starter-blog

If we cd into the newly created project’s root directory, we can execute gatsby develop to start the development server.

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Eventually, amongst the text in your terminal, you should see the following:

You can now view gatsby-starter-blog in the browser:


There’s much more we could talk about, but we’ll stop here to give you a chance to get your hands dirty. 😊
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